Edinburgh Airport Information

Edinburgh Airport : The Scottish capital's international travel hub

Offering flights to more than 100 destinations and seeing some nine million passengers off on their journeys each year, Edinburgh Airport is a bustling travel hub in the Scottish capital. Some of the most popular international destinations among travellers flying out of Edinburgh Airport include Amsterdam , Paris and Dublin , but domestic flights also feature in the top ten.

How to get to Edinburgh Airport

Travelling between Edinburgh Airport and the capital city is easy, given its close proximity - only eight miles away. If you choose to drive, you can reach the airport from the city centre in around 25 minutes - traffic permitting - and you can save time and money by booking in advance.

Long stay and short stay parking is available such as the Flying Scot car park and Secure Airparks Green Parking. A Park & Fly Meet and Greet Service can also be booked online through FHR where passengers can arrange to have their car collected and returned to them from the car park foyer opposite the terminal. Taxis and buses also serve Edinburgh Airport well with the Airlink 100 express service offering a link to Waverley Bridge in under half an hour.

An AirDirect 747 bus service also connects the airport to Fife's Inverkeithing railway station. Some National Express and Scottish Citilink coaches also provide travel to Waverley Station where the Airlink 100 express can be caught to Edinburgh Airport.

Find a place to relax at Edinburgh Airport

Get your holiday or business trip started on the right foot and book yourself into an airport lounge. Passengers travelling in any class of flight can enjoy free snacks and beverages as well as comfortable seating to escape the crowds in the Servisair Executive airport lounge.

There are plenty of other ways to unwind at Edinburgh Airport , including watching the planes come and go on the runways from one of the many restaurants or cafes the travel hub has to offer. Costa Coffee, WHSmith Cafe and Wetherspoons have the best views of what's going on. You can tuck into a traditional Scottish breakfast, snack on a pastry with your coffee or even enjoy a proper restaurant meal at one of the many eateries in Edinburgh Airport including The Seafood Bar, Paul and EAT.

Edinburgh Airport also offers its very own art gallery which is updated regularly and a holistic travel service where passengers can enjoy a pre-flight massage or aromatherapy at OMH Therapies.

Indulge in the Edinburgh Airport shops

Whether looking for a duty free bargain, a last-minute Scottish souvenir or fashionable accessories for your travels, there is plenty of choice at Edinburgh Airport . In addition to fragrances, malt whiskey and beauty counters in World Duty Free, travellers can browse traditional Scottish gifts in Liquorice Tree and add to their holiday wardrobes in Naturally Cashmere, Tie Rack or Accessorize.

There is also a free Shop & Collect service at Edinburgh Airport where passengers can store their purchases at the travel hub to be picked up on their return.

Edinburgh Airport hotels

Booking an airport hotel in advance can mean you can look forward to some rest and relaxation if making a long journey to or from the travel hub or if you are planning on catching an early flight. Why not stay at the Edinburgh Airport Marriott with-airport-parking included? Guests can also choose to make use of the hotel's health club, indoor pool and sauna. Situated just minutes from the departure terminal, the Quality Hotel at Edinburgh Airport can also be booked online through FHR. A complimentary shuttle service runs between the two destinations and passengers can enjoy a movie in their room and a full Scottish breakfast before their flight.